Shaleen was a top cannabis regulator in Massachusetts from 2017-2020 and has testified before governmental bodies around the world about reparative marijuana laws.
Her think tank, Parabola Center, which creates cannabis policy for people not corporations, is named after the song Parabola by Tool.
She got started so early in cannabis activism that she won a lifetime achievement award and was named to a 40 Under 40 list in the same year.
My son Bow is my inspiration. His spirit has propelled me onto this journey with cannabis, social justice and connection to nature. He is always by my side, whether we are marching for cannabis legalisation, sitting at a waterhole watching elephants.
We both love elephants
I developed my first recipe for cannabis medicines after a plant medicine ceremony. I felt strongly that the oils had to be made with African landrace varieties. This is how my company Roots Herbal started.
My Ph.D. research examined the ways different interest groups shaped the emergence of cannabis medicine. I interviewed scientists, doctors, regulators, policymakers, advocates, and patients. My research took me to archives, GW pharmaceuticals (secret cultivation in the south of England), afternoon tea with cannabis advocate Lee Harris, spending time with Professor Mechoulam in his lab in Jerusalem, to the corridors of power in Westminster and 10 Downing Street. These were the high points of my research. The very low point, especially since the murder of George Floyd, is my research focus which investigates the impact of unconscious bias, structural racism, policing of black bodies, incarceration, and the lack of access to cannabis commercialization.
Since completing my Ph.D. in 2019, I have lectured internationally, consulted with thought leaders, contributed to policy in the UK and the EU. I deliver a monthly online discussion group for people racialized as black, to discuss the history, science, and medical aspects of cannabis, cannabinoids, and hemp.
Yewande is the convenor of the Black Medical Cannabis Alliance.
I was name after the song “Hey Mr Callie Man” by Steal Pulse, it turned out Mr Callie man was the local cannabis dealer!
I call my Epilepsy 'George' and he behaves very much like a jealous boyfriend. But the good thing about George is that he finds that cannabis keeps him calm and stops him being so aggressive.
I am currently interested in the different types of trichomes (6 recorded to date), and their different morphology and function. Glandular trichomes are where the cannabinoids and mono terpenes are produced and can be stalked and not. The hair like trichomes with no head are where sesquiterpenes are produced.
Mum of a beautiful boy
Advocate for normalising cannabis use for Mums, especially during pregnancy and breast feeding
Founder of High Society Mama
Was refered by Snoop Dog in a GQ article
Started her cannabis friendly clinic with another physicien in 2002 in California.
Has two cute yorkshires
We live and work together.
We pray together and take vows.
Our spirituality is Mother-earth focused.
I enjoy clay pigeon shooting - had two lessons and want to keep it up!
I have two children one is Alfie and one is Annie. Annie got me through some really hard times and I want to mention how wonderful and important she is to our journey
I grew up by the sea in Brighton but now live as far away from the sea as you can get in the U.K. I love the sea and travel to the beach as much as I can!
I grew up in the cannabis culture of Humboldt going on gorilla grows with my dad since I was a baby strapped to his back.
I lived in a commune with my family when i was little
Blueberry muffin is my favourite strain
I’m a native Oregonian, born + raised in Central Oregon.
I got into cannabis work in 2014 when Oregon legalized medicinal marijuana, starting as a receptionist/budtender at a dispensary called High Quality.
I am a 2x business owner: I own a photography company that specializes in cannabis lifestyle content for brands called Uprise Collective + I own a jewelry company called Wilder Designs where we have an entire collection dedicated to cannabis inspired pieces. A portion of cannabis jewelry sales get donated to different organizations helping to end the stigma associated with cannabis.
I was born in Ecuador and came to the US when i was 3 yrs old
I serve as Outside General Counsel for the national organization Minorities for Medical Marijuana, and sit on the state and federal Policy Committee for the national organization Minority Cannabis Business Association.
I am the Social Equity Co-Chair for the International Cannabis Bar Association.
I am the co-founder and head grower/breeder of TGA Genetics
My first creation as a breeder was the infamous strain, Jilly Bean, which has proven to be very effective for those suffering from PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Cannabis helped me be a better calmer parent!
I study the DNA of cannabis plants
I founded and direct a non-profit organization, the Agricultural Genomics Foundation (AgriculturalGenomics.org) to make hemp and cannabinoid science available to a broad public.
I love yoga, swimming and biking.
I have been doing cananbinoid research for 20 years
I play masters squash for Ireland
I have driven a train
I attended trial on a cannabis charge whilst pregnant
I co-founded The National Network of Antiprohibition Women (REMA) to help make women's voices and needs more prominent in the cannabis space
My cannabis career skyrocketed after setting up a cannabis social club
I used to be an artist and once made a film where I baked a cake with a vibrator strapped to each of my fingers.
I have a dog called Kev.
I like to use Dr Stephen Greer's CE5 protocol to try and contact aliens.
I became one of the first mother advocates sharing brands and the lifestyle on social media after watching Jane West on NBC openly share her experience with cannabis.
Art is my passion and I teach it part time, along with early reading and writing (two other passions of mine).
One of my biggest highlights so far has been seeing myself and a few other outstanding women I had the pleasure of working with, on the big screen in Times Square, singing about bongs - thanks to My Bud Vase.
I am an author and cannabis activist
My work started when my son was given one week to live and I gave him illegal cannabis in desperation. He had a miraculous recovery and years later is healthily and happily living his life.
Previous to this journey with cannabis I was a shelf stacker, carer, bouncer, car valeter and even a combat medical technician in the British Army.
I live 10 kms from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and grow 13 foot tall cannabis plants in my backyard every summer.
I have a tardis in my bedroom, I have used it to hang dry the over 40 strains of seedsman seeds i have grown in the last few years.
I love animals and enjoy being outdoors with my dogs and taking them for walks around the neighborhood
I am a psychic medium and have grown to love working across dimensions.
I was a backing singer working with UK hip hop artists and my vocals were released on a number of records plus I also DJ old school hip hop and a number of other genres.
I have 15 Ryeland sheep who are between 4 and 12 years old. One of them is called Simon who skips when he’s called.
I began giving away cannabis to seriously ill patients and doing outreach in a campaign to legalize medical use in 1993
I cooked with Nonna Marijuana & we lived together at the end of her magnificent life
I have used cannabis medically since the 1970s
Monica Lo is a multidisciplinary creative and the creator of Sous Weed®, a blog-turned-culinary-cannabis resource founded in 2015
Her first book, The Weed Gummies Cookbook is coming summer 2022
She finds joy in collecting vintage Chinese cookbooks and also researching ancestral cannabis in ancient Asia
I'm a Mom 5 Kids, 5 Dogs & 5 Cats
I'm a Grower High Feed & Coco
I'm an Advocate Cannabis , Mental Health & Breaking Stigma"
I was an undercover Girl Scout from first grade through senior year of high school. I know, the most uncool, but there I found sisterhood, delicious cookies, shared values around community care, skills for compassionate leadership, as well as some of the motivation to enroll at Wellesley College, one of the most prestigious and highly respected institutions of higher education in the United States for women.
I am a breathwork guide. During the early days of the pandemic in Brooklyn, I was dealing with the mental health challenges of sudden isolation when I was accustomed to hosting nightlife parties at boutique hotels, curating music showcases and cannabis content in members clubs, traveling to produce events, and generally being an extremely social New Yorker. Now with the city asleep, I was forced to slow down and tap into my aliveness. I started co-hosting weekly breathwork classes with Vivian Rosenthal (co-founder of Frequency) integrating breath and activism, combining self and community care. That led me to Siedeh Foxie’s 12-week Breathwork Training & Mentorship Program for Black healers. Grateful for every moment in both communities and how they’ve contributed to my personal wellbeing as well as how I reflect wellness in the world.
I’m a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus. I’ve been a singer since my mom signed me up for classical voice (and piano) training and encouraged me to be a cantor in the catholic church in grade school. She always encouraged me to express myself creatively. I’ve sang in bands, done publicity and management of musicians and artists as well as created opportunities for them to share their gifts in curated environments. To now be a part of the RRC and engage with people through creative activism and joyful resistance is both an honor and an act of radical self care just by sharing space with other members."
I was part of the team that revitalized the legendary Sunset Strip using social media tools
I produced a documentary about Ecstasy called “e:How Much do You Really Know?” that explored the origins and dark side of MDMA
My husband and I met at our 20 year high school reunion!
I am a medically retired US Air Force veteran and medic.
I was told I would never walk again after almost losing both legs and my right arm to arterial blood clots.
I won the Hot Mama of the Year award from Ms. Veteran America and had a one of a kind brace made to compete and have a podcast that gets helpful information for veterans as well as discuss issues that impact women veterans.